Here’s the latest buzz on tracking devices: The Pentagon is developing so-called “micro drones,” miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that “‘hide in plain sight,’ mimicking the behavior and size of bugs and birds” . These high-tech critterbots range from tiny “robotic moths and hummingbirds” to “Boeing’s Phantom Eye, a hydrogen behemoth with a 150-foor wingspan.” If size limits stamina, some of them will be equipped to drain electricity from power lines via something called a “bat hook,” although just now that’s called “stealing.” So they still have a few bugs to work out in the ethics department.
Until that time, however, it seems there will be plenty of the bitty metal beasties to “swarm through alleys and crawl across windowsills” at Big Brother’s beck and call. So be careful with that fly swatter: aim well.
The government’s high-tech peep-show brings to mind Another Observer aloft, but One Who has had the inside scoop on us from the foundation of foundations (Ephesians 1:4), Who manifests in plain sight (Romans 1:19) not to bother but to bless, and Who desires to know us better not to rob but to redeem (2 Peter 3:9).
And He’s made His purpose plain:
Seek Him today.
Photo from the public domain
 Horgan, John. “The Drones Come Home.” National Geographic, March, 2013. 123-135.